Gregor Petri is a Research Vice President at Gartner covering cloud computing and cloud service brokering. In 2013 he started to write a monthly column called Tune into the Cloud for the Dutch print publication CloudWorks. The English version of this column is now available here.
Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Petri was a regular speaker at industry events and wrote one of the first cloud primers – “Shedding Light on Cloud Computing” (2009) – and “Lean, or the Art of Cloud Computing Management” (2011). Both highlighted the role of cloud computing in enabling digital business sites around the world. He syndicated his LeanITmanager blog, and he was named by Cloud Computing Journal as one of the world’s Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Petri worked as a management trainee in the office of the CIO at Akzo, helped roll out just-in-time manufacturing at Philips, and helped roll out several IT innovations, such as object-oriented ERP applications, mobile business applications and XML servers, in Europe. Prior to his current position, he was senior director of product marketing EMEA at CA Technologies.
Mr. Petri is a former board member of the Dutch Web-Services Association, the XML Users Group Holland and Geel-Zwart field hockey, where he still plays. He studied business economics and information technology in Rotterdam and Tilburg; during this study, he wrote and marketed one of the first European shareware applications and founded I.N.N.O.V.A.T.I.F., his first consumer electronics and media startup.